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Accounting Manager

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: May 16, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Accounts Manager

Reports To: Controller

Location: Plymouth, New Hampshire

FLSA Status: Salary up to $85K

Summary Statement

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the effective operation of the accounting team that supports Mount Prospect Academy, Inc. and Vermont Permanency Initiative, Inc. This includes accuracy, timeliness and compliance with GAAP and internal control systems. The Accounting Manager will supervise a small team and be expected to perform day-to-day accounting functions when necessary. They will need to work collaboratively with the Accountants and Controller for other company entities.

Company Background

Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing alliance of nonprofit agencies founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a "zest for life" and succeed in the "business of life."

MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of "hard to treat" and "difficult to place" adolescence. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.


MPA'S mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

Essential Functions

  • Oversight of accounting operations so that accurate accounting data is available on a consistent and timely basis
  • Maintenance of a system of controls over all transactions
  • Oversight of the month and year-end close processes
  • Coordination and assignment of duties to accounting staff
  • Supervises and assists in the preparation of audit schedules
  • Work with programs to improve the organization's efficiency and accuracy in areas relative to the flow of program information to the accounting department
  • Other duties as assigned


    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Understanding and knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations
    • Knowledge of accounts payable, and general accounting procedures
    • Knowledge of SAGE Intacct or similar accounting software
    • High competency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Personnel management skills
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to meet deadlines

      Education and/or Experience:

      • Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college. Accounting or Finance preferred.
      • Four to six years relevant experience in an accounting function, management experience is a plus.

        Communication Skills:

        • Strong interpersonal skills
        • Ability to write routine correspondence and reports
        • Timely response to email and phone messages

          Supervisory Responsibilities:

          This role will supervise a department with individuals responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

          Physical Demands:

          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time.

          Work Environment:

          The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          While performing the duties of the job, the employee is generally in an indoors or office type environment.

          Benefits (Full-time):

          • Health Insurance
          • Dental Insurance
          • Vision Insurance
          • Retirement Plan (403B)
          • STD & LTD
          • Life Insurance
          • AD & D
          • Comprehensive wellness initiatives
          • Paid time off
          • Employee discount program
          • Expense reimbursement
          • Further education opportunities

            Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect Academy

            • Stewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
            • Mileage Reimbursements
            • 24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
            • Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities
            • Dynamic Professional Development Often
            • Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
            • Woodshop, projects built at Cost
            • Promote from Within
            • Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs

              MPA assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs, or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.


Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Accounting Manager, Executive , Plymouth, Northeast

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